After teaching English in China for over a year, I’m now thinkingabout being an English teacher in my own country.
Living in China was a fun time, though I couldn’t shake off this underlying feeling that I was “buying time”.
I worked in a training school and felt I couldn’t go in depth with my teaching, and over time became tired with the teaching program.
Perhaps this was all just meant to be a side ‘path’ in my life and not my path.
Though it did teach me how fun teaching is and opened me to the world of teaching kids.
I did meet passionate teachers, though my colleagues often felt distant from me, and didn’t share the same feelings.
The pull of alcohol, junk food and social distraction was great, as I often felt isolated in a country so different from my own, so I would turn to an escape. I saw a lot of other teachers also did this as well.
There were many rewards, like learning a language and seeing the world from a different perspective. It was definitely an invaluable experience.
I can’t deny though that going back and continuing the way I will probably take me right back to where I was before.
My government announced in order to stimulate the economy and create jobs they’re going to fast-track teaching programs meaning I can get the qualification in my own country more easily.
If I changed my mind I could again go abroad but I don’t want to go back to the same situation. It would need to be a more serious school, with encouraging colleagues.
Thanks for reading. I wanted to share my thoughts!
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